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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


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Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - KY: Community Issues and Volunteering

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - It's just one day, but a day that can have a lasting positive effect on the lives of domestic violence survivors. The sixth annual "Shop and Share" benefits domestic violence shelters across Kentucky on Saturday, Feb. 1. On the day before one of the nation's biggest parties, Super B

PHOTO:  The grassroots citizens group, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, has sent an open letter to Governor Steve Beshear saying building a bright future in the mountains of eastern Kentucky can hapen, but it won't be easy.  Photo courtesy KFTC.<br /><br />.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - A letter from a grassroots citizens group has reached the office of Governor Steve Beshear, with a simple message: The mountain region of the state can have a bright future, but achieving that goal "won't be easy." The letter was written by two members of Kentuckians For The Common

PHOTO: SOAR, the summit on the future of eastern and southern Kentucky, is raising hopes for finding strategies for economic development beyond the region's traditional staple, coal. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The search for a collaborative vision into eastern Kentucky's future is being fueled by SOAR, short for Shaping Our Appalachian Region. SOAR launches Monday with a summit in Pikeville. Dee Davis, president of the Center for Rural Strategies in Whitesburg, says diversificat

PHOTO:  Appalachia's newest generation of college graduates hopes to get its message heard during the SOAR summit Dec. 9, which will focus on the future of eastern and southern Kentucky.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - More than 1100 people have registered to attend a day-long conference next Monday about the future of eastern and southern Kentucky. SOAR - which stands for "Shaping Our Appalachian Region" - is a bipartisan effort to find ways to move the region forward. According to Ethan Hambli

PHOTO: A combination of sequestration, October's government shutdown and the current budget battles in Congress are jeopardizing national parks, including Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park, says the National Parks Conservation Association. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. - The budget tug-of-war in Washington is damaging the National Park System, according to an organization that works to protect and enhance the parks. The National Parks Conservation Association estimates the 16-day government shutdown in October already cost $30 million a day syste

PHOTO:  The number of community health groups is expanding in Kentucky as a push for collaboration is emphasized.  Photo courtesy of Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - You surely know the proverb that starts, "It takes a village ..." When it comes to making Kentucky a healthier place, more community groups are joining forces to tackle the myriad of challenges. A statewide directory of local groups working on health issues has grown from 150 to 2

PHOTO: A new report calls for a more strategic approach on how coal severance tax dollars are spent in Kentucky.

BEREA, Ky. – A nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable development in eastern Kentucky is calling for community participation, accountability and transparency in how money generated by the coal severance tax is spent. The tax is the largest pool of public dollars for economic develo

PHOTO:  Luring visitors to the foothills of east Kentucky - with the region's beauty and Appalachian heritage on display.  Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. – The idea is to use the fabric of the region to draw tourists to an economically strapped part of east Kentucky. So today and Friday, a nonprofit eco-agritourism organization, known as FEAT, is conducting a tour through Carter, Elliott and Morgan counties. FEAT director

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